[ q u i e t ]
The area is entirely residential, with no shops, offices or parks.
It is q u i e t . I took this feature as a starting point. I wanted to show how the streets of this area sound like.
I recorded the sounds of six streets in the area – Peacock St, Crampton St, Malborough Cl, Howell Walk, Hampton St and Cantembury Walk. As you walk, you can mostly hear birds and plane, also cars, chidren, shower and dishes, rarely people walking and talking.
The area p l a y l i s t I created on Soundcloud consists of 6 tracks of varous duration depending on the length on the street - the shortest one is 2 minutes while the longest one lasts 6 minutes.
I then put my quiet streets on a grid of a page. I spread the r o w s according to the length of the streets;
and the c o l u m n s contained streets' names.
Thus I could visualise the dynamics of the sound within the area.
To simplify, I removed the names of the streets and time units. I also got rid of the vowels to emphisize on the silence. My final peace contains 6 columns (1 unit each) of words, set in Gill Sans 10 (the English «quiet» type). Where there is no sound, the dot appears. It is realised in l e t t e r p r e s s technique.
The tint of the colour is so light that you can hardly read the text from the distance. Unless you are 30 cm close, what you see is the airy and quiet pattern which very brightly characterizes the area. The sounds are very distinct due to the big amount of open space. The area is very airy, that is why I chose blue.